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Is Life Time’s 21-Day Lean + Tone Program Right For You?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Everything to know about this digital program that uses foundational strength training and nutrition changes to help you lose body fat and gain muscle tone.
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The Addictive Power of Processed Foods

By Marco Dregni
Big Food engineers foods like chocolate, ice cream, French fries, and chips to be addictive. Here's how.
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Is Decaf Coffee Good or Bad for Your Health?

By Marco Dregni
Not all decaf coffee is the same. Here’s what to avoid — and how to brew the perfect cup of decaf.
Orange chicken stir-fry

Our 18 Most Popular Healthy-Eating Recipes

By Molly Schelper
A variety of equally delicious and nutritious dishes that were viewed the most this time last year.
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Health and Wellness Trends to Watch in 2022

By Callie Fredrickson
Life Time experts share their predictions for what will be top of mind in the coming year.
Salmon on a sheet pan with herbs and lemon.

5 Post-Holiday Meals Our Trainers and Nutrition Coaches Are Eating

By The Life Time Training Team
Here are the healthy meals our experts plan to prepare for a boost in nutrition following the holiday season.
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How to Buy, Store, and Use Vanilla Extract

By Kaelyn Riley
Savor the flavor of this ubiquitous baking ingredient with these helpful tips.
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How to Build a Healthy Plate

By Molly Schelper
This template can help you assemble nutritious and flavorful meals — and prevent mealtime indecision and boredom — using key ingredients as building blocks.
an array of pancakes on a table

The New Pancake Breakfast

By Robin Asbell
Reboot your pancakes with add-ins like mashed bananas, sweet potatoes, shredded carrots, protein powder, and more.
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The Alternative Baking Pantry

By Robin Asbell
Try these flour alternatives in place of wheat flour, as well as these egg and sweetener alternatives.
A woman drinking out of a water bottle while on a walk outside.

Why Drinking Water Alone Isn’t Enough to Stay Hydrated

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Consuming adequate amounts of water daily is essential — but you also need to ensure your body holds on to those fluids.
chevre and raw veggies

9 Healthy Holiday Dips and Spreads

By Experience Life Staff
Caramelized onion dip, beet hummus, cashew “chèvre," and more! These nine dips will make holiday entertaining a breeze.
Samantha McKinney

Why Magnesium?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 14   December 14, 2021

Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals in the body, impacting how we feel and function every day — yet it’s also the second most common nutrient deficiency behind vitamin D. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains magnesium’s far-reaching role in our health and offers tips for making sure our bodies have optimal levels.

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Dr. Marty Makary

A Closer Look at Health Care

With Dr. Marty Makary, MPH
Season 4, Episode 13   December 7, 2021

Our health-care industry can be confusing and difficult to navigate — and it presents challenges when the lifestyle changes that can help manage or prevent illnesses aren’t considered. Marty Makary, MPH, offers a transparent look at the industry and underscores why lifestyle changes are such important factors in the quality of our health.

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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How B Vitamins Can Help Lift Depression

By Henry Emmons, MD
Supplementing with B vitamins can help protect our brains from stress and increase the production of feel-good neurotransmitters. Here's why.
jars of fermented foods

The Wild World of Fermentation: Q&A With Sandor Katz

By Marco Dregni
The author and "fermentation revivalist" talks about fermented soybeans, turmeric-infused pickles, and living with HIV.
Paul Kriegler

Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 12   November 30, 2021

Intermittent fasting is referred to in various terms — 16:8, alternate-day fasting, 5:2, time-restricted eating. But even if you’re simply just choosing to wait to eat until your first hunger pang, this practice can result in some significant and positive health effects when done thoughtfully. Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT, walks through the different methods of this dietary approach, including the benefits it can provide and guidance for those interested in trying it.

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alternative flour baked goods

How to Bake With Flour Alternatives

By Robin Asbell
These baked goods made with alternative flours are fit for any celebration.
wine glasses with rose

What Are the Health Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

By Mo Perry
Alcohol seems to affect us all differently — and even affect our own bodies differently over time. Here are answers to some of your questions about booze and the body.
a man holds avocados over his eyes like a mask

The Joy of Eating

By Experience Life Staff
Small, satisfying food moments can bring big, valuable pleasure to our lives.
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